Siegfried last week.
Susan is the author of plays, at least one novel and a fascinating blog
After a reading of my newest play If You Don’t Weaken at Freshwater Theatre, I will probably also be working on revisions. I’m taking this opportunity to announce that the play will be part of Freshwater Theatre’s 2014-15 season, and I’m extremely honored and excited to be part of it.
I also write columns for TC Jewfolk, which explores Jewish life through the eyes of a wide variety of young (and some not-quite-so young) Twin Citians.
And I write this blog, which shares the POV of Ruby Tabeata and her friends from my middle-grade novel, The Beat on Ruby’s Street.
Because I write a lot about Jewishly-related subjects, I try to focus on how Jewish people today connect (or don’t) with rituals and holidays vs. historical stuff.
JANET STILSON has dedicated her life to editing and writing in a variety of different genres, including magazine articles, film scripts, a book, essays, short stories and speeches. Janet honed her skills as a journalist at Variety newspaper and rose through the editorial ranks at a number of publications focused on the interests of media and entertainment executives. Two of her film scripts have been optioned, and three have been short listed in major international screenwriting competitions. Reading Janet’s prose is like leaning over a terrace overlooking a tropical ocean, roiling at the bottom, calm on the surface. You can find it here: www.stilsonwrites.typepad.com
KIM HINES is known to the Twin Cities as an all-around theater artist, but as a playwright, Kim's work has been produced locally as well as at many, many other theaters across the nation including the prestigious Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. Along with the many grants and commissions Kim has received for her work, she was a recipient of the Bush Fellowship for playwriting. As a writer, I think Kim likes to build fires, so she can burn away everything but the truth. See for yourself at www.kimhinescoach.com/blogs.
When asked what she does for a living, MARGIE ANN STANKO responded, “I make people happy.” Certified in Creative Arts Therapy and ordained at One Spirit Interfaith Seminary, Reverend Margie Ann provides support to people in crisis, mentors ministerial students and people in 12-Step Recovery, does outreach to the homeless and chronically/terminally ill, and creates special events, rituals and ceremonies. The TBI Writer’s Workshop she developed received the Brain Injury Association of New York Founder’s Award, and her personal essays have won multiple contests. Her published/recorded poetry has also been performed nationally. Years ago, Margie Ann taught yours truly to dance onstage, and everything she does has music and poetry in it. Her blog, Funds for Reverence at www.facebook.com/Rev.MargieAnn examines the challenges of being human.